The nun נ is similar to the kaf כ with shorter horizontals. The kaf is the Son of God; the nun is the Son of Man. The long horizontals on the kaf mean taht he was fully God and fully man. The shorter horizontals on the nun mean that he was limited God and limited man. These are not contradictions, but different views of the same Christ.
The Son of God ‘closed his eyes ‘ to his divinity as he became a man.
- Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
- Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation (κενόω kenoo to make void), and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
He did not cease to be God. This is important to understand. Many rail against the idea, and properly so, that Jesus never ceased to be God. He did not give up his godhood. He chose not to use his attributes of divinity. One does not become blind when the eyes are closed.
Why would he do this? In order to be our high priest. He cannot be our high priest if he resisted temptation using his divinity. He would not have been tempted as we are. We would accuse him and say he does not know what it is to be man, and be tempted without the advantage that he had.
- Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.
Those who deny his kenosis often find themselves having to defend silly ideas like a flying baby Jesus, or stories of him giving life to clay birds. They can’t really say he didn’t do these things. They can only say we don’t have authoritative sources to prove he did. And so the myths persist.
The best advocates for the anti-kenosis position have to ignore that Jesus said he only gave one sign, and attribute the rest to his personal power, rather than to the power of God through him as God worked through other prophets. This error makes them blind to the dialog between Father and Son through those same signs.
Evidence of his kenosis or emptying, is found in several places.
Jesus did not know the day of his return:
- Mt 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
He only performed one sign, and this at the time of his death and resurrection: Mt 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
He taught people how to read the scriptures, because he read the scriptures. It is through them, that as a boy, he learned who he was and what he was to do. The anti-kenosis crowd, believing he used his omniscience, also attribute magic knowledge as the mechanism for Biblical inspiration. They believe that the NT authors had a portion of omniscience or magic knowledge to write the scriptures. They miss the lessons of the NT authors as they teach how to read the scriptures the way Jesus did.
He was actually tempted, which is contradictory to one who is affording himself access to the attributes of deity:
- Jas 1:13 ¶ Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
Jesus also limited himself as a man, not taking a family and having children; not building a home and earthly wealth.
The nun also has a final form where the tail extends below the line to death ן. It very closely resembles a larger vav and וis the symbol of the Son of Man on the cross. It tells us that Jesus did not use his divinity to help him through his tribulation and death on the cross.
The word nun means fish or posterity, which is why the fish was used as a symbol of the cross, and the children, or fruit of the cross… the church.